Help Lincolnshire County Council form care strategy for dementia sufferers

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A council has launched a consultation with dementia sufferers and carers to help form its care plan for the future.

Lincolnshire County Council has partnered with the county’s clinical commissioning groups to develop its care strategy for the coming years.

Executive member for adult care Coun Patricia Bradwell (Con) said: “We want to know what people think of dementia services in the county and to work with them to make services and opportunities even better.

“In Lincolnshire, 10,502 residents are currently living with dementia and it’s estimated that, by 2021, this will have risen to 15,047 people.

“An estimated 200 residents are affected by dementia before turning 65 so it’s an issue that will touch many of us now or in the future.

“By working together, we can help better understand the needs, both of those with dementia and their carers, to further improve local support and actually help people manage the condition positively, so that they can live well with dementia.”

The consultation runs until July 19, with findings published in late September.

To take part visit the Lincolnshire County Council website.